IDF says it demolished Hamas tunnel network in Jabaliya from which bodies of 7 hostages were recovered

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says it has demolished a Hamas tunnel network in northern Gaza’s Jabaliya, from which the bodies of seven hostages were recovered earlier this month.

The bodies of Ron Benjamin, Itzhak Gelerenter, Amit Buskila and Shani Louk were recovered on May 17, and the bodies of Orión Hernández Radoux, Hanan Yablonka and Michel Nisenbaum were recovered on May 23. All seven were murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7 and their bodies were kidnapped to Gaza, according to the IDF.

The tunnel was demolished using engineering vehicles, mines, and other “technological means” by the elite Yahalom combat engineering unit, after the IDF ruled out the possibility of any more hostages being held in the area, the military adds.

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